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AUSTRALIAN SECURITY INTELLIGENCE ORGANISATION ACT 1979 - SECT 34A

Definitions

                   In this Division:

"complaints agency" means an Ombudsman, agency or body:

                     (a)  that is appointed or established by a law of a State or Territory; and

                     (b)  that is permitted or required to investigate complaints about the police force or police service of the State or Territory;

other than an agency or body prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.

"issuing authority" means:

                     (a)  a person appointed under section 34AB; or

                     (b)  a member of a class of persons declared by regulations made for the purposes of that section to be issuing authorities.

"lawyer" means a person enrolled as a legal practitioner of a federal court or the Supreme Court of a State or Territory.

"police officer" means a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of the police force or police service of a State or Territory.

"prescribed authority" means a person appointed under section 34B.

"record" has the same meaning as in Division 2.

"superior court" means:

                     (a)  the High Court; or

                     (b)  the Federal Court of Australia; or

                     (c)  the Family Court of Australia or of a State; or

                     (d)  the Supreme Court of a State or Territory; or

                     (e)  the District Court (or equivalent) of a State or Territory.



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